Publication Date

2013-04-18

Availability

Open access

Embargo Period

2013-04-18

Degree Type

Doctoral Essay

Degree Name

Doctor of Musical Arts (DMA)

Department

Keyboard Performance (Music)

Date of Defense

2013-03-19

First Committee Member

Santiago Rodriguez

Second Committee Member

Tian Ying

Third Committee Member

Naoko Takao

Fourth Committee Member

Dennis Kam

Abstract

The theme of this paper concerns the life and times of Alexander Siloti—a leading Russian pianist and pedagogue of the late-nineteenth and early-twentieth century. The paper also discusses Siloti’s revisions of Franz Liszt’s Piano Concerto No. 2. The first chapter is a brief biography of Alexander Siloti (1863-1945). The second comprises details of his musical background, influential teachers who affected his life, and his contributions to the great composers of his era. The third chapter is a comparison of Liszt’s Piano Concerto No. 2, published by B. Schott and Siloti’s manuscript of the concerto. This essay also deals with his manuscript of this concerto along with his performance styles and techniques as a transcriber of Liszt’s music.

Keywords

Biography; Pianist; Piano pedagogue; Alexander Siloti; Liszt’s Piano Concerto No. 2

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